Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology

University of Washington

Edward J. Boyko, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington and Staff Physician at VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, USA. He is an academic internist and epidemiologist with research interests in the epidemiology of diabetes mellitus and its complications, particularly foot complications.

He has led the Seattle Diabetic Foot Study since 1991 following the passing of Dr. Roger Pecoraro, and recently completed a 22-year follow-up of participants to identify limb- and person-level risk factors for lower limb amputation. He has worked for over two decades to better understand the role of body composition in the development of type 2 diabetes and related metabolic conditions in the longitudinal Japanese American Community Diabetes Study.

He has held several national positions including Associate Editor of the journals Diabetes Care and the American Journal of Epidemiology; Chair of the NIH Kidney, Nutrition, Obesity, and Diabetes (KNOD) study section; and President of the International Diabetes Epidemiology Group. In 2013 he was honored to receive the Kelly West Award from the American Diabetes Association in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology.